Armory College Prep
Armory College Prep — founded by Olympic gold medalist Derrick Adkins and now led by Aliann Pompey — serves New York City high school student-athletes, in need of a helping hand, to realize their full potential. This year, about 250 students will receive the academic support, individual counseling and encouragement necessary to gain admission to college and a clear picture on how to pay for it.
At Armory College Prep students apply the skills they acquire as athletes — discipline, dedication and hard work — to overcome the hurdles they face on the path to academic and social success, resulting in benefit to both themselves and their communities. More than 95 percent of all Armory Prep students matriculate; many the first in their families to do so.
The 2011-12 Armory Prep program will offer the following services:
- SAT Classes.
Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday and each 11th and 12th grader is encouraged to attend. Ninth and 10th graders are urged to come in for an initial assessment to ensure that they are on a college-bound track and are taking the classes outlined by the NCAA Clearinghouse.
- Financial Aid Counseling. Students are counseled on ways to pay for college. We also help students/parents with FAFSA.
- College Counseling.
- Paid College Fees.
These are limited to SAT and ACT exams, college applications and NCAA Clearinghouse registrations.
- College Visits and Tours.
- College Essay Writing Coaching.
- Athletic Coaching.
- Individual Tutoring.
- Nutrition Counseling.
This new program will feature Dr. Karen Dolins of Columbia University helping athletes implement individualized nutritional plans tailored to suit their needs.
It is open to students who train and compete at The Armory, although there are some additional requirements. Those interested in any of these services are urged to contact Aliann Pompey by stopping in or by either email [email@example.com] or phone [212.923.1803 x7017]. Additional information can be found on the program website at www.armoryprep.org.